Global Patent Index - EP 1162771 A2

EP 1162771 A2 2001-12-12 - Network protection architecture

Title (en)

Network protection architecture

Title (de)

Architektur zur Netzwerksicherung

Title (fr)

Architecture de protection de réseau

Publication

EP 1162771 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01201992 A

Priority

US 58908300 A

Abstract (en)

A network protection architecture including a top ring with an I/O Node A having a transmit tributary TTA and a receive tributary RTA, a top down west working channel WCAB, a bottom up west working channel WCBA, a top down east protection channel PCAC, a bottom up east protection channel PCCA, and two double switch interconnection nodes B and C; a bottom ring with an I/O Node Z having a transmit tributary TTZ and a receive tributary RTZ, a top down west working channel WCDZ, a bottom up west working channel WCZD, a top down east protection channel PCEZ, a bottom up east protection channel PCZE, and two double switch interconnection nodes D and E; the interconnection nodes B and D having a receive line RLBD and a transmit line TLDB bridging thereacross; the interconnection nodes C and E having a receive line RLCE and a transmit line TLEC bridging thereacross; the interconnection node B having switches S1 and S5, the switch S1 switching the receive line RLBD between the working channel WCAB and the protection channel PCAC, and the switch S5 switching the working channel WCBA between the transmit line TLDB and the transmit line TLEC; the interconnection node C having switches S2 and S6, the switch S2 switching the receive line RLCE between the working channel WCAB and the protection channel PCAC, and the switch S6 switching the protection channel PCCA between the transmit line TLDB and the transmit line TLEC; the interconnection node D having switches S3 and S7, the switch S3 switching the transmit line TLDB between the working channel WCZD and the protection channel PCZE, and the switch S7 switching the working channel WCDZ between the receive line RLBD and the receive line RLCE; and the interconnection node E having switches S4 and S8, the switch S4 switching the transmit line TLEC between the working channel WCZD and the protection channel PCZE, and the switch S8 switching the protection channel PCEZ between the receive line RLBD and the receive line RLCE. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04J 3/08; H04L 12/437; H04L 12/46

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04J 3/08 (2006.01); H04Q 11/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04J 3/085 (2013.01); H04J 2203/0042 (2013.01); H04J 2203/006 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

EP 1162771 A2 20011212; CA 2348205 A1 20011208; CA 2348205 C 20050816; US 6625653 B1 20030923

INPADOC legal status


2005-08-03 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050608

2001-12-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2001-12-12 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI